West Dunbartonshire’s MP Martin Docherty-Hughes has added their support to the campaign to introduce paid leave for families who experience a miscarriage before 24 weeks. Continue reading “WEST DUNBARTONSHIRE’S MP BACKS CAMPAIGN FOR PAID MISCARRIAGE LEAVE”
West Dunbartonshire’s MP Martin Docherty-Hughes has urged newly retired residents to contact him if they are experiencing delays in applying for their state pension.
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has admitted that thousands of people across the UK who have just turned 66 have been caught up in a backlog of delays in receiving their first state pension payments. Continue reading “PENSIONERS URGED TO CONTACT MP OVER DELAYS TO STATE PENSION PAYMENTS”
The eyes of the world have been on the Clydeside this week as Scotland welcomes global leaders and campaigners for the COP26 climate conference.
It was a privilege to attend as West Dunbartonshire’s MP – at what may be one of the most important international conferences this century – on the day of COP26 which focused on youth and public empowerment. Continue reading “COMMENT: EYES OF WORLD ON CLYDESIDE FOR COP26”
West Dunbartonshire’s MP Martin Docherty-Hughes has made a direct appeal to Boris Johnson urging the UK government to finally end the four year arbitrary detention in India of Dumbarton man Jagtar Singh Johal.
West Dunbartonshire’s MP Martin Docherty-Hughes has slammed the UK government for failing to tackle the cost-of-living crisis facing local residents following the Autumn Budget Statement. Continue reading “UK BUDGET FAILS TO TACKLE COST OF LIVING CRISIS FACING FAMILIES IN WEST DUNBARTONSHIRE”
The House of Commons returns this week under a dark cloud following the shocking fatal attack on my parliamentary colleague David Amess MP.
5 years on from the brutal murder of Jo Cox MP, the Conservative MP David Amess was also killed tragically whilst carrying out their elected duties at a constituent advice surgery. Continue reading “VIOLENCE AND HATRED CANNOT PREVAIL”
The Westminster parliament has been back just a few weeks, but Boris Johnson’s Tory government has wasted no time in pushing through cuts and tax rises which are set to have a devasting impact here in Scotland. Continue reading “COMMENT: TORY UK GOVT RISKS PUSHING THOUSANDS OF SCOTS FAMILIES INTO POVERTY”
West Dunbartonshire’s MP Martin Docherty-Hughes has presented a Bill to Parliament seeking to strengthen workers’ rights and improve terms and conditions for employees.